Microsoft announces integration of HowLongToBeat on Xbox app on PC
Microsoft has made new improvements to the Xbox app on Windows. Starting this Wednesday, not only will you experience a faster app feast and better performance, but you'll also be able to easily see how long specific games are playing.
HowLongToBeat on Xbox app on Windows
This is possible through Xbox's partnership with HowLongToBeat, a community-driven website dedicated to determining game duration. This name should be familiar to many users as it provides incredible insights into the game and how much different games are worth for your money. In HowLongToBeat's original site, the length of the game is shown in four categories: main story (including the main objective), main story and additional quests/medals/unlocks (including discovering and completing unwanted additional quests), completers (including the game each medal and challenge offered) and comprehensive (including all play styles considered during estimation).
Integrating HowLongToBeat directly into the Xbox app on PC should make it easy for gamers to choose the games they want to play. This information will appear on the game details page for most PC Game Pass games. Additionally, these pages will feature trailers, screenshots, and game descriptions at the top, giving players the most relevant information at a glance.
Gamers can also look forward to better reliability of the Xbox app on Windows thanks to an update that Microsoft recently rolled out. According to the company, it makes the app launch 15 percent faster and provides better responsiveness. "We saw crash-free sessions improve to 99.9 percent, and players reported nearly half the number of games they didn't download or install successfully," added Jason Beaumont, Partner Director, Player Experience and Product Management. Xbox platform, "We've also focused on improving the relevancy of our search results, and we're now getting results 20 percent faster."
This is just one of the latest updates to Xbox after Microsoft finally made Discord Voice available on all Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles and released its party chat noise suppression. However, the company is aiming for more. Last week, Xbox encouraged its users and insiders to improve and develop its console dashboard homepage ahead of its 2023 launch.